I've been pondering the many ways we could use assessment within Canvas.So many people ask for ideas. So I thought I'd get you guys to help me.
PLEASE feel free to add ideas.
Assessment ideas within Canvas in Primary Schools
- Record students reading as an assignment. Use it for running record, or just record of progress.
- Book reviews via assignment, or padlet
- Video clips of books being read – great examples of prosody in action. Challenge to emulate using Explain everything, green screen, iMovie
- Drama re-enactments recorded within a discussion
- Create a recording of themselves reading their own writing – with expression. Peer reviews perhaps
- Students submit writing plans/ brainstorms as assignments, discussions or on a padlet
- Students submit proof read/edited drafts before publishing via assignments, discussions or padlet
- Students peer review each other’s work via discussions, assignments or padlet
- Student submit published work either by photo of handwritten work, or word document
- Quizzes to dig deeper into understanding, well set up to support when answers are correct in incorrect.
- Students record and submit tongue twisters or memorised poems
- Students record themselves having a group discussion about a set topic. Assess
- Spelling tests for absent students, or multi-grade classes, or for students who need to hear the word more than once
- Students produce a spelling trick – optional way to present eg. Video, record voice, written
- Students submit recording of themselves explaining solving a maths problem
- Office 365 Collaborative problem solving – group assessment submission
- Reflections – as discussions
- Maths Games played at home – parents involved in activities/challenges. Opportunities to report, discuss, prove.
- Submitting photo of maths book work via assignment submission or padlet
- Real life connection opportunities to show evidence of transfer of learning eg. Padlets, discussions, assignment submissions
- Evidence of ownership. Student voice, choices and plans made. Through assignment submission – voice recording, written, drawn, external tools, discussions.
- Opportunities provided for learners to identify and explore their own interests, beliefs and questions – discussions, blogs,
- Reflection areas available throughout learning processes –
- Authentic and ongoing contexts for learning made available within the LMS to encourage inquiry
- Opportunities to display evidence of collaborative skills eg. Collaborations in Canvas, peer reviews, discussions, videos of presentations
- Feedback! Assessment tools in Canvas provide opportunities for excellent feedback loops with the teacher and student, padlets also, and with peers,
- Students fill in their own rubrics as self-evaluation based on task/participation, shared responsibility, listening, questioning, discussing, research and information sharing, problem solving
- Students submit video of project presentations
- Research evidence submitted via assignments, padlets
- Demonstration video
- Class discussion set up as assignments on different topics, or parts of inquiry cycle
- Students self-assess as the inquiry progresses via assignment submissions, Microsoft forms, discussion, collaborations
- Mastery Paths – choose your own adventure
- Students create topic based blogs using Canvas pages, or discussions
Capturing ‘The Moment’
- Having a ‘just because’ space for teachers and students to initiate discussion, challenges, laughter, moments to share with families
- Embedded brainstorm tools to capture individual, group or whole class prior learning and understanding eg. Discussions, answer garden, padlet
- Opportunities to make connections
I enjoyed collecting other assessment ideas here also Assessment and the Little People